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This tower is on the horizon and visible from much of the city. The church was torn down during Haussmann's redevelopment in the 19th Century, but the old tower lives on, now in the center of a small square.
It was once part of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie (literally, Saint James the Butcher). It was the patron church of butchers - built in 1509 to 1523, during the reign of King Francis I. Pilgrims started here, headed to Tours then to the popular pilgrimage destination of Santiago...More
Saint-Jacques Tower is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas Flamel. The closest métro station is Châtelet. Around the monument is a lovely park that is great to sit in while travelling and sightseeing. The...More
I’ve walked by this beautiful tower many times without realizing one can hike to the very top. I wondered in the park for some tranquility and there is a little blue kiosk selling tour tickets only from June 1-Nov 4.
Tours are €10 and last...More
We never entered the tower, but we did pass within sight of it many times during our Paris adventure. It definitely makes the square where it's located much more interesting than it would otherwise be.
Tour Saint-Jacques is a flamboyant Gothic tower and the only structure that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. During our past visits to Paris it was always in scaffoldings due to its massive restoration, so I was very happy to see it now...More
It looks like a church tower but without a church. Saint-Jacques is a small park with restrooms and a playground for the small kids. There are some benches where you can take a rest after wandering around. The ornaments of the tower is beautiful to...More
You had better be in good condition because it's up and down a narrow spiral staircase. But if you've got the stamina
to do it, the view of Paris is spectacular. I merely showed up at the tower about 9:30 and waited until the ticket...More
Tour Saint-Jacques, or Tower of Saint James, is one of Paris' most underrated monuments. Renovated recently, and opened to the public in 2013, it offers the best views of Paris, better than the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, or Montmartre.
Not many know that the tower is...More
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.